Nov 06 2013
At Cook County Jail in Chicago, a chess program teaches inmates that patience and strategy are more effective than impulsive decision making. The program must be working, because nobody got stabbed on Friday when grandmaster Timur Gareev simultaneously beat 10 prisoners even though he couldn’t see the pieces. Convicts went down in defeat, one after another, as a blindfolded Gareev — who is a free man — called out his moves from a swivel chair at the front of the room, according to WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser. [Continue Reading]
Awesome. They keep this program going and there’s going to be one less Chess Grandmaster on the planet. I would love to try and play this guy blindfolded or at least watch. Amazing.